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Imperial

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$9.99

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Publisher
Year Published
2006
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6 players
(241 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
(66 voters) [poll]
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Subdomain
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Imperial
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From the rulebook:

Europe in the age of imperialism. International investors try to achieve the greatest influence in Europe. With their bonds, they control the politics of the six imperial nations: Austria-Hungary, Italy, France, Great Britain, the German Empire, and Russia. The nations erect factories, build fleets, and deploy armies. The investors watch as their nations expand, wage wars, levy taxes, and collect the proceeds. Since the European nations are under the shifting influence of different investors, new strategic alliances and conflicts arise between them again and again!

Each player represents an international investor. Only he who succeeds in increasing his capital and gaining influence in the most powerful European nations will win the imperial competition.

Imperial is a varied strategy game without the luck of dice or cards. Two to six players, from about twelve years and up, take on the role of imperial investors. The duration of the game is about two to three hours.

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More Information Edit | History

Imperial was published in Essen, October 2006.

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Re-implemented in 2009 as Imperial 2030


see iOS implementation on the VGG domain Imperial

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PD-Verlag edition 2010
Publisher: PD-Verlag
Artist: Matthias Catrein
Year: 2010
Product Code: PD004
Size: 15.75 x 11.02 x 2.09 inches
3.99 pounds
English, German
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Rio Grande Games Second Edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
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Year: 2010
Product Code: RIO075
Size: 11.30 x 15.80 x 2.20 inches
3.90 pounds
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Eggertspiele / PD-Verlag edition 2007
Publisher: eggertspiele, PD-Verlag
Artist: Matthias Catrein
Year: 2007
Size: 15.75 x 11.02 x 2.09 inches
English, German
Release Date: 2007
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Rio Grande First Edition
Publisher: eggertspiele, PD-Verlag, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Matthias Catrein
Year: 2006
Size: 15.75 x 11.02 x 2.09 inches
English, German
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Eggertspiele edition
Publisher: eggertspiele, PD-Verlag
Artist: Matthias Catrein
Year: 2006
Size: 15.75 x 11.02 x 2.09 inches
English, German
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0 Endgame Bond Yields
This .pdf contains a reference sheet of the profitability of the various bonds at the end of the game. This sheet displays bond profitability in three ways: total cost and yield, the profits (bond yield - cost), and the profits in percentages. This sheet can be a useful reference when considering whether to buy or upgrade a bond when the game is about to end. For example, an 8 bond costs $25m and is only profitable if the country issuing the bond will finish in the 4 or 5 tax credit multiplier range where it will earn +$7m/28% or +$15m/60% respectively.
English
2015-01-11
6 Resumen de juego
Resumen de juego escrito por un servidor.
Spanish
2013-09-08
2 Imperial 2303 / Small World Realms Variant Layout
Okay, this time it's the right direction. I get these printed any shop that has a black and white 3 foot roll printer.
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2013-02-03
6 Imperial Brief 2-Pager by Liumas
Complete rules condensed onto one double-sided page. Prints well in color and in black and white. [ImageID=2369607]
English
2012-09-21
2 Player aid in Italian
Player aid in Italian. Based on the rules of the 3rd edition (2010).
Italian
2011-09-23
2 Imperial Score Sheet for Classic and 2030 version
Simple score sheet to track score and automatic calculating. One sheet for classic, one for 2030.
English
2011-07-26
7 Imperial - Regras em português
Brazilian Portuguese translation of Imperial rulebook.
Portuguese
2010-09-06
0 Imperial Ergebnis Bogen
Ergebnis Bogen für Imperial. Erleichtert das Zusammenzählen aller Punkte aus dem Produkt der Kredite und dem Restgeld.
German
2010-01-16
15 Imperial - Regras em Português PT
Rules in Portuguese for Imperial (Regras em Português PT para Imperial)
Portuguese
2009-11-14
54 Imperial - Quick Start
Summary of Imperial rules to refresh your memory of the them and get the game setup and start playing quickly.
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2009-03-29
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 81
Strategy Game Rank: 52
Num Ratings: 6514
Average Rating: 7.66
Standard Deviation: 1.49
Num Views: 600997
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.6
Fans: 282
Personal Comments: 1861
Users Owning: 5562
Users Wanting: 473
Users Trading: 138 [find trade matches]
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Total Plays: 12684
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